Preparing a Globally Competent Workforce Through High-Quality Career and Technical Education

Teaching global competency (i.e., the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance) in a career‐focused context gives students the opportunity to acquire important skills needed for success in many careers that are part of the current economy. One promising way in which students can learn about and apply global competencies is through career and technical education (CTE). This paper offers insight into how educators can embed global competency into their CTE classrooms and how this effort can be incentivized by defining the need for global competency and sharing case studies of globally minded CTE programs. This paper builds upon and responds to global competence integration efforts such as those spelled out in NASDCTEc’s Career Ready Practices. This paper also addresses and expands on current professional development in CTE and provides practical examples for the field on an important topic inextricably linked to the health of our nation’s economy. 


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Asia Society and the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding.
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